The Florida Head Start Association works to create safe, healthy, nurturing learning environments for all children in Florida. We focus on the early years in children’s lives, schools, and communities. We provide resources and support for children’s first and most important teachers—their parents—and others who care for and teach them.

Head Start and Early Head Start provide comprehensive child development programs for low-income children from birth to age five and support and services for their families. Head Start programs primarily serve children aged three to five, while Early Head Start serves pregnant women, infants, and toddlers. These programs offer comprehensive services, including early education, health screenings, social and emotional health, nutrition, social services, and services for children with disabilities.

The Florida Head Start Association is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, nonpartisan organization that serves as a voice for Florida's most vulnerable children and families.

Present at #FHSA2024 

Transform your research ideas and best practices into a presentation at the #FHSA2024 Annual Conference & Expo. Presentations are meant to engage the audience, encourage dialogue, and spark new ideas and solutions to elevate the work in Florida's Head Start, Early Care, and Education sectors.

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Florida's 2023 Head Start Data Dashboard

Click the image to the left to explore the many services Head Start provides and learn more about the need for effective and affordable child care programs. Use the navigation buttons on the left to see additional data on Florida's Head Start programs.